YS October Events!

Check the monthly e-mail for contact information for each event. 

2016 Young Souls October Events

Wow, there’s a lot happening in October, so mark your calendars! Or you can keep track of all the events through our Young Souls Calendar. We hope to see you at some of these events!


Friday, September 30th, 6:30am – Young Souls Breakfast Club!

Are you a morning bird who wishes you had friends to share the lovely early morning hours with? Join us for a great start to your day with the Young Souls Breakfast Club! Location: Lincoln’s Waffle Shop (504 10th St NW @ Metro Center). RSVP on Facebook here.


Saturday October 1st, 9:30am-2pm – Reeb Project Virginia Day of Action

The Reeb Project is partnering with the New Virginia Majority, a grassroots organization focused on increasing access to democracy for communities of color, low-income communities, and newly naturalized citizens. Training in the morning, and then we will go canvassing in neighborhoods. Location: Alexandria, VA.There is a 40 person maximum for this event so register with the Eventbrite here! RSVP on Facebook here


Sunday, October 2nd – Find Your Ministry Fair

Young Souls will have a booth at the “Find Your Ministry Fair” at All Souls on October 2nd after both services. We need assistance setting up around 10:00 AM and also some Young Souls who would like to talk about what they like about being a part of our group! If you are able, please bring a baked good we can give away at the table.

Wednesday, October 5th, 6pm – 8pm – All Souls Generosity Launch Party

Mark your calendars for the All Souls Generosity Launch Party on Wednesday, October 5 from 6-8pm!  We will have all the things you love about All Souls — fellowship, music, and ways to help build the beloved community within our walls and in the world at large. This event is for everyone and is a celebration of your generosity! 


Wednesday, October 5th, 6pm – 9pm – Reeb Voting Rights Phone Bank

We will make phone calls to provide information about voting to communities whose voices are being suppressed. Scripts will be provided by the Reeb Voting Rights Project team. Please bring a cell phone and a snack or drink to share. Socializing from 6-6:30pm, and calls from 6:30-9pm. We’ll have bells to ring every time we talk to and empower someone on the other line! Location: 4322 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20011. RSVP on Facebook here. Eventbright registration here so that the Reeb Project can track our commitment! 


Friday, October 7th to Sunday, October 9th – Reeb Trip to North Carolina

A Young Souls contingent is going to Raleigh and Durham with the All Souls Reeb Project to register suppressed communities to vote! The bus leaves at noon from All Souls on Friday the 5th and will return Sunday. Young Souls will all be stationed in Raleigh and will have an evening party on Saturday with the young adult group from the UU Fellowship of Raleigh. Most importantly, we will be doing the extremely important work of registering people to vote in a state that has shown relentless commitment to voter suppression in communities of color. Register here by September 26th to guarantee your spot on the trip, and click here to help pay for the costs of transportation. 


Tuesday, October 11th, 7pm – 8:45pm – Young Souls Age Identity Discussion + Ideation

7-8:15: Age Identity Discussion, 8:15-8:45: Open ideation on any topic relevant to Young Souls. Hot topic alert! Does Young Souls need to radically rethink its age identity? Of the 64 respondents to the YS survey, 43 OF YOU said you wanted to talk about the age of Young Souls Members. Are we a group that does well serving young adults 18-22? What is our relationship with Young Souls as they (we!) age into the 35+ end of our age range? Location: Eaton Room, All Souls. 


Wednesday, October 12th, 5pm – YS Happy Hour

Join us for our second monthly Happy Hour! Local 16 donates 10% of our checks back to All Souls. Those interested will walk to Vespers after. Location: Local 16 (1602 U St. NW). RSVP on Facebook here. 


Wednesday, October 12th, 7:30pm – Vespers

All Souls Vespers services take place on the second Wednesday of each month (September through June) at 7:30 pm. Vespers is modeled after the traditional Taizé worship service which uses silence, scripture, prayer, and repetitive singing of short chants and rounds to quiet the mind and promote deep meditation. The Taizé Community, an ecumenical monastic order in France, was founded in 1940 to promote peace and justice through prayer and meditation. This All Souls Vespers service mirrors Taizé-style attention to silence, holy words, prayer, and singing, but has also evolved to include other meditative traditions such as yogic singing and Buddhist chanting. 


Friday, October 14th, 7pm – Young Souls October Potluck

Join us for our monthly Young Souls potluck! Please bring a dish or drink to share. Our spiritual component will include a panel of folks who participated in Jubilee Anti-Racism Training and the Reeb Voting Rights NC trip. Thank you to our wonderful hosts Mary Alice and Brendan! RSVP on Facebook here

Saturday, October 15th, 11am – Art Exhibition and Coffee

It Takes a Nation: Art for Social Justice – American University is having a showcase of art about systemic racism. We will organize rides to get to the exhibition when it opens at 11am and after the experience, have a dialogue about it over coffee. Entry to the exhibition is free. We will carpool over from the church, meeting at 10:30am. If you are getting a ride, please prepare to throw in a couple bucks for parking. RSVP on Facebook here


Thursday, October 20th, 6:00pm – 7:15pm – YS Social Justice Task Force Meeting

Come join the YS Social Justice Task Force for a discussion of upcoming social justice events at the church and in our area. We’ll be meeting at All Souls. New members and regular members always welcome. 

Saturday, October 22nd, 10am – 1pm – Joining All Souls

This session, offered several times throughout the year, provides prospective members with the opportunity to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, All Souls Church, and what being a member means. At the end, they may sign the Membership Book, make their pledge of financial contribution, and have their picture taken for the member directory. Click here to register for this event. Location: Eaton Room, All Souls.


Sunday, October 23rd, 1pm – Young Souls October Brunch

Join us on October 23rd at 1pm for our monthly Young Souls brunch! We’ll meet in Pierce Hall after service and walk over as a group to brunch. Location: Acre 121 (1400 Irving St NW). RSVP on Facebook here


Tuesday, October 25th, 7pm – Young Souls Artist Salon

Join like minded Young Souls for an evening of creativity and entertainment! Share your artistic side by bringing a poem, short story, original song, visual art piece, or any other creative medium. We are hoping to create a monthly safe space where we can enjoy each others work in an informal setting. Please bring something to eat or drink to share if you would like. 


Saturday, October 29th, 10am-3pm – Reeb Voting Rights MEGA Phone Bank

Join other members of All Souls at the church’s MEGA Phone Bank to contact people in North Carolina and get out the vote! We’ll ring the bell every time we have a successful conversation with someone and it will be super fun! RSVP on Facebook here


Mondays – Young Souls Classic Movie Night

Every Monday watch a critically acclaimed film. Popcorn and a movie inspired cocktail will be served. Showtime is at 7:30pm. 


Thursdays – Young Souls Book Club

The YS Book Club will read In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero in October: “The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country.” The YS book club meets every Thursday at 7:30pm.